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Mustangs claim water polo crown

November 07, 2004

The Costa Mesa High boys water polo team defeated Troy, 10-5, in the

championship game of the Tustin tournament Saturday at Tustin High.

Senior Adam Douglas scored six goals in the title game, in which

the Mustangs outscored the Warriors, 5-0, in the fourth quarter to

pull away.

Costa Mesa junior Kyle Thorsness scored seven goals to pace a 15-5

semifinal win over Laguna Hills Saturday.

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The Golden West League champion Mustangs, ranked No. 10 in CIF

Southern Section Division II, improved to 19-5.

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Tustin tournament

Final Costa Mesa 10, Troy 5

Score by Quarters

Costa Mesa 3 1 1 5 -- 10

Troy 3 0 2 0 -- 5

Costa Mesa -- Douglas 6, Yellin 1, Thorsness 1,

Spencer 1, Adamowicz 1. Saves -- Gatti 2.

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Semifinal Costa Mesa 15, Laguna Hills 5

Score by Quarters

Costa Mesa 4 4 4 3 -- 15

Laguna Hills 1 0 2 2 -- 5

Costa Mesa -- Thorsness 7, Douglas 3, Medina 2,

Fisk 1, Roche 1, Adamowicz 1. Saves -- Gatti 10.

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Coast rules SoCal

* CROSS COUNTRY: Orange Coast College's Kellen Acosta and Ludi

Valdez each won their respective men's and women's individual titles

while both Pirate squads claimed team titles at the Commission on

Athletics Southern California cross country championships Saturday at

Fairbanks Park in San Luis Obispo.

The Pirate men and women each claimed team titles for the third

straight year, this time by a wide margin. The OCC women finished

with 48 points while Riverside came in second with 114.

On the men's side, Coast, which placed three runners in the top

four, tallied 38 points to second-place San Bernardino Valley's 133.

Acosta finished in 22:27 while former Estancia High standout

Humberto Rojas took third in 22:38. Jose Casillas finished fourth in

22:47.

Valdez, also a former Estancia runner, took first in 16:04 on the

women's side.

Other Coast men finishers included Jason Valenzuela (10th in

23:20), Matt Staggs (20th in 23:53), Jesus Salazar (49th in 24:32)

and Patrick Fitzgerald (56th in 24:40).

OCC's Emilie Vo (17:04) placed sixth overall on the women's side

while teammate Gaby Santana finished eighth in 17:06. Nor Hernandez

(14th in 17:20), Jewel Buttler (21st in 17:43), Rebecca Powell (25th

in 17:48) and Jenny Sliwa (29th in 17:56) contributed for Coast.

Both Pirate squads will compete in the state finals Nov. 20 at

Woodward Park in Fresno.

'Eater duo in final

* TENNIS: UC Irvine seniors Brian Morton and Ryusuke Kashiwabara

won two men's tennis matches Saturday to advance to today's doubles

final at the Southern California intercollegiates at the Los Angeles

Tennis Club.

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